2017 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Beerenauslese Loibner, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review


Tasted at the winery.  This is a wine that is unfortunately, not seen too often.  Golden in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is very pretty with minerals and slight limes.  Great texture.  Slightly viscous.  On the palate, there is a nice bit of acidity to offset the sweetness.  It is sweet but not cloying.  Minerals with a hint of lime.  Long finish.  Complex.  Delicious.  This should drink well for the next twenty-five years.  It will go with a les sweet cake, but it deserves to be consumed on its own.  

Vins de France 101: Alsace, France’s Little Wine Treasure

Take a deep breath. While exhaling, say “Ahhhl zas.” It resonates like a yoga mantra with the emphasis on “Ahhh.” The phonetic version of Alsace reveals the beauty of this little border province and the prominence of one of France’s smallest wine regions. It harbors a medieval landscape from a bygone era. Half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, and Romanesque churches have you anticipating someone heavily cloaked in costume to walk by you munching on a giant turkey leg.